30 multiple choice questions where applicants select the sentence that is grammatically correct
20 sentences that applicants edit
a short essay (500 words)
The short essay topics are not given out in advance.
Please keep the following in mind:
You have two hours to complete the exam.
The essay is typed in Word format.
You may not use a dictionary or thesaurus.
To pass the exam, you must receive an overall minimum mark of 70%.
You can use a grammar textbook to review punctuation, capitalization, word choice, sentence structure, apostrophes, pronouns, spelling and verb/subject agreement.
Once the Office of the University Registrar (OUR) processes your application and official post-secondary transcripts to confirm you have met the academic requirements of 30 post-secondary credits, including a post-secondary English course, the PR program will contact you through your MyMacEwan email to schedule the PR English Entrance Exam.
Applicants who live within 100km from Edmonton will write the exam during scheduled sessions at MacEwan’s City Centre Campus. Applicants who live farther than 100km from Edmonton can schedule the exam at a local educational institution. Instructions on how to coordinate distance exams will be emailed when the OUR has confirmed the academic requirements have been met.
The program will email the exam results and next steps to applicants within three weeks of writing.
Avoid delays by submitting any outstanding admission documents as quickly as possible and monitoring your To Do List in myStudentSystem for changes or new requests. After an admission decision is made you will receive a notice from the Office of the University Registrar.